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Artist Martha Villegas


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Biography


Having grown up in Mexico, my strongest visual impressions have been the bright colors of the fruit in the market, the movement and laughter of children playing on the streets and my town inundated with summer light.  In much of my work, I represent the bright colors of my childhood memories.  I also enjoy applying all kind of textures to my paintings and drawings.
The use of vibrant, saturated-color on my paintings is a representation of what I consider life in its full expression. 
Each aspect of my work is intense, full of texture and movement.
I was born in Mexicali, Baja California Mexico.  I studied art in Casa De La Cultura, in Mexicali Baja California, Mexico and continued my art studies in Universidad de Baja California, Imperial Valley College and San Diego State University.
I live and work in Cathedral City, California and one of my activities is teaching art lessons.  My goal is to continue growing as an artist in both technique and in message.
MEMBERSHIPS:
Artist Council Member - Palm Springs Art Museum
California Art Club
California Plein Air Painters
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:
2016
"Paint San Clemente", Plein Air Competition.  San Clemente, Ca.
Fallbrook Art Association Plein Air Competition.  Fallbrook, Ca.
Smith-Vargas Fine Art Gallery.  Palm Springs, Ca.  
"Welcome to Spring", Forest & Ocean Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.
29 Palms Juried Artist's Guild Exhibition.  29 Palms Art Gallery, Twentynine Palms, Ca. 
Artists Council Exhibition - Palm Springs Art Museum Council. University of California Riverside, Palm Desert, Ca.
"Expressions of Contemporary Latin American Art".  Borrego Art Institute, Borrego Springs, Ca.
2015    
Art Exhibit Cambria Gallery - Palm Springs Art Museum Council.  Palm Desert, Ca. 
Guild Members Exhibition.  Twentynine Palms Art Gallery, Twentynine Palms, Ca.
"Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition".  Twentynine Palms Art Gallery, Twentynine Palms, Ca.
"Plein Air at the Fair".  Invitational CAC Paint-Out, Los Angeles County Fair, Los Angeles, Ca
"Art of Flora and Fauna".  Borrego [...]

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